Super Talent SmartClip Reviewgotdamojo06 - October 18, 2007
» Discuss this article (12)
- Multi-format support (MP3, WMA, WAV)
- 1GB Built-in Flash memory
- Hi-speed USB 2.0 interface
- Rechargeable lithium battery
- Touch Panel
- Blue LED indication light
As a comparison for the testing phase of this review, I will be using an iPod Nano (2GB). Comparing the sound quality between the two MP3 players was amazing. The iPod's sound was a little bit better, only because you are able to adjust the bass and treble levels, which you cannot do on the SmartClip. However, the SmartClip was already designed with it adjusted to a great level. Unlike the iPod, there is no screen on the SmartClip, which can be a positive due to the fact that it is one less thing that can be damaged during use when you are working out or during other activities.
To test the sound quality of this MP3 player, I was using a scale of 1 (being horrible) to 100 (being excellent) using what I heard through my ears.
This brings me to another good point, the SmartClip was very easy to use. There is no third party software that you need to install to be able to put music on the player, you just use Windows Explorer and drag and drop the files you wish to be on the player, just like a flash drive or a folder on your hard drive. You can see in the picture below of what it looks like when you have a few songs on your player.
I compared the Super Talent SmartClip (1GB) to an Imation Swivel Pro (1GB) as well as an iPod Nano (2GB) and the results are as follows. To get the transfer speeds, I timed how long it would take to transfer a group of files, which added up to be .99GB, and transfered the files via Windows Explorer to each device at different times. Please note that the iPod Nano (2GB) was with the same songs but it was using a Firewire connection, as well as the needed third party software, iTunes.
The Super Talent SmartClip MP3 player compared to the other devices did not do very well at all. The transfer took a significantly more amount of time.